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Fernando Torres Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 March 1984Madrid, Spain
Birth NameFernando José Torres Sanz
Nickname El Niño
Height 6' 1¼" (1.86 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Fernando is a life-long Athlético Madrid fan, born in working class Fuenlabrada to Flori and José. He has an older brother called Israel and an older sister called Mari Paz. He inherited his passion for Athlético from his grandfather. His first football team was Parque Four, which he joined as a fresh and innocent five year old, and his second team was called Mario's Holland, a neighborhood club which he joined when he was just seven years old. Then, aged ten, he joined a club called Rayo 13, for which he scored 55 times in a single season. He was one of the three players to earn a trial for Athlético Madrid; he joined the club, still aged just eleven, in 1995. During his debut season for the senior team, Fernando broke his leg, but still went on to play as part of the Spain Under-16s which won the Algarve Tournament in 2001. His first team debut for Athlético was on the 27th of May of that year against Leganés, and a week later he scored his first goal against Albacete. In 2003, Fernando was honored with being made the youngest ever captain of Athlético, at just 19 years of age. In the 2006 World Cup, Fernando scored the final goal against Ukraine, and fired two past Tunisia before making his hat trick by converting a penalty in the 90th minute. Back home in Spain, speculation was surrounding his transfer status. In total, Fernando scored 82 goals in 214 appearances for Athlético, and it was a huge wrench, after giving countless other big clubs the cold shoulder because they just weren't his beloved Athlético, to finally move to Liverpool for a confirmed £20m. He hated leaving his family and friends, and could speak hardly any English, but scored within 15 minutes of his debut game against Chelsea and things just got better and better for the player the Athlético fans had affectionately dubbed 'El Niño'. He has since become the first ever Liverpool player to score seven times in seven consecutive games in the Premier League at Anfield, and has scored, so far, a total of 30 goals in his debut season for the club. The Liverpool fans have a special chant, with which they only honor a few players, and they have put Fernando's name where they once put Anfield legends Kenny Dalglish and Robbie Fowler's. Fernando has been hailed as the best striker in the world, and looking at his unbelievable record, it's not difficult to see why.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ILovePeterCrouch

Spouse (1)

Olalla Domínguez Liste (27 May 2009 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Spanish football player.
Before he went to Liverpool, England, he played for Atletico Madrid, Spain.
Fiancée is Olalla Dominguez Liste. They have been together for eight years and live together in Liverpool.
Torres scored the winning goal for Spain in their 1-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final. It was Spain's first European Championship victory since 1964.
When Nando was eight years old he met his girlfriend Olalla during those summer spent at the seaside town of Estorde, Galicia, North West Spain where both families visited for summer vacations.
Wife Olalla gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Nora, at 10.30, July 8th, 2009, at the Hospital La Rosaleda Compostelan, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Expecting second child with wife Olalla [19/7-10].
Nando married his childhood-sweetheart Olalla on 27 May 2009 in El Escorial, Madrid.
[When asked about an unforgettable memory of your life] The birth of my daughter.
Wife Olalla gave birth to Leo, on December 6th 2010.
Liverpool, England [2007]
Wife Olalla has given birth to their first child, a baby girl called Nora. [July 2009]
Expecting first child with girlfriend Olalla. [November 2008]

Personal Quotes (11)

I think it is impossible for any Spaniard to imagine a World Cup without Spain. The reality is that we are not leading the group but there's no use looking back on what might have been. If things don't go our way we should still be in the playoffs but I'm convinced we've still got a chance of finishing in first place. Let's see what happens.
Just after I turned eight my parents bought a house in Estorde, in Galicia. Although at first this might not seem so important, it turned out to be because it was there that I met the girl who ended up being my girlfriend, Olalla. Apart from that, that time in my life was important because I made friends with a group of people who are still my friends today.
[When asked about what he thinks is a symbol of Spain in an interview] Our flag. People identify us with sevillanas and bullfighting but for me Spain has much more important things.
When you become an adult you just make that transition and you're right... it's fun and exciting to be an adult and exciting to have independence, but once you're out from under the cover of your family's protection and love, you sort of have to take a step back and come to terms with the fact that you won't really ever have that again in the same way. You'll never be a kid again.
I've always been a sad person. I'm a happy person too, but it's a thing in my brain or my spirit or something, I'm just sad and really acutely aware of mortality and loss.
When I retire, the only thing that concerns me is that no one can say that I was a bad team-mate or disrespectful or self-important.
It's not easy to come somewhere new and have to find your place. You might feel someone doesn't like you, or you might need to find new friends. It's not easy, and I don't like this kind of thing. It's not easy, so you want to protect the players who are alone.
Purpose without virtue is vanity.
I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn't the real captain, just a kid learning from them.
Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team.
I always live in the present. I never dream about what might happen. Why? It might not.

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